Bridgewater, VA

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2020 Population
6,090
0.962% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
31.4
1.26% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
76.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$62,585
0.453% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$255,100
8.88% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,895
4.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Bridgewater, VA had a population of 6.09k people with a median age of 31.4 and a median household income of $62,585. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bridgewater, VA grew from 6,032 to 6,090, a 0.962% increase and its median household income declined from $62,870 to $62,585, a −0.453% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bridgewater, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.16%), White (Hispanic) (2.71%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Bridgewater, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Bridgewater, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgewater, VA are Bridgewater College (437 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Bridgewater, VA was $255,100, and the homeownership rate was 64.2%.

Most people in Bridgewater, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgewater, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bridgewater, VA is home to a population of 6.09k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.44% of Bridgewater, VA residents were born outside of the country (453 people).

In 2020, there were 16.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.26k people) in Bridgewater, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 165 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
96%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Bridgewater, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgewater, VA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bridgewater, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.26k ± 276
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    314 ± 146
  3. White (Hispanic)
    165 ± 135
4.11%
Hispanic Population
250 people

In 2020, there were 16.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.26k people) in Bridgewater, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 165 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.11% of the people in Bridgewater, VA are hispanic (250 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.44%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
453 people
5.84%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
352 people

As of 2020, 7.44% of Bridgewater, VA residents (453 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgewater, VA was 5.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    87 ± 104
  2. Vietnam
    80 ± 60
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    27 ± 41

Bridgewater, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bridgewater, VA employs 2.9k people. The largest industries in Bridgewater, VA are Educational Services (662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (487 people), and Manufacturing (385 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($70,914), Information ($49,286), and Public Administration ($44,844).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.9k
2020 Value
± 419
4.21%
1 Year growth
± 18.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bridgewater, VA grew at a rate of 4.21%, from 2.78k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgewater, VA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (317 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (274 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (226 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgewater, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.9k
2020 Value
± 419
4.21%
1 Year growth
± 18.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bridgewater, VA grew at a rate of 4.21%, from 2.78k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgewater, VA, are Educational Services (662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (487 people), and Manufacturing (385 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgewater, VA, though some of these residents may live in Bridgewater, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,118
Median earning men ± $9,648
$30,253
Median earning women ± $6,664

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($58,785), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,125), and Wholesale Trade ($44,185).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,510), Other Services Except Public Administration ($43,449), and Manufacturing ($26,339).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Bridgewater, VA awarded 437 degrees. The student population of Bridgewater, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 725 male students and 872 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgewater, VA are White (284 and 66.5%), followed by Black or African American (72 and 16.9%), Two or More Races (25 and 5.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 5.62%).

The largest universities in Bridgewater, VA by number of degrees awarded are Bridgewater College (437 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bridgewater, VA are General Business Administration & Management (76 and 17.4%), General Health & Physical Education (50 and 11.4%), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (35 and 8.01%).

The median tuition cost in Bridgewater, VA for private four year colleges is $36,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Bridgewater, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,597 (45.4% men and 54.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,597 students enrolled in Bridgewater, VA, 45.4% men and 54.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,021 records, of which 57% were women and 43% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 76 degree-majors awarded
  2. 50 degree-majors awarded
  3. 32 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bridgewater, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 76 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
437 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bridgewater College with 437 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 192 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgewater, VA, which is 0.784 times less than the 245 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 284 degrees mean that there were 3.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 72 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($920) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

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The median property value in Bridgewater, VA was $255,100 in 2020, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $234,300 to $255,100, a 8.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgewater, VA is 64.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bridgewater, VA have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bridgewater, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$255,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$35,569
$1,372
Median Property Taxes
±$295

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgewater, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bridgewater, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
Homeownership
2020
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.2% of the housing units in Bridgewater, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 116
  2. Census Tract 115

The following map shows all of the places in Bridgewater, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,585
Median Household Income
± $4,733
2.14k
Number of Households
± 383

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.14k households in Bridgewater, VA declined from $62,585 from the previous year's value of $62,870.

The following chart displays the households in Bridgewater, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgewater, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Walked (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.98%)

In 2020, 79.1% of workers in Bridgewater, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (6.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgewater, VA have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Bridgewater, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bridgewater, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bridgewater, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgewater, VA (494 out of 4.65k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bridgewater, VA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.2% of the population of Bridgewater, VA has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, VA see 3385 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.95% decrease from the previous year (3488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4553 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5853 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rockingham County, VA

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, VA see an average of 3,385 patients per year. This represents a 2.95% decrease from the previous year (3,488 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rockingham County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 33.5% between 18 and 34 years, 23.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 41.5% were men and 58.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.79%
Uninsured
52%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgewater, VA grew by 2.58% from 4.67% to 4.79%.

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